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A review of the initial steps for SQL Saturday

November 15, 2010 · 1 Comment

My initial steps actually started early in the year.  I found myself with a large non-refundable deposit on a hotel conference room and no-one had brought SQL Saturday to Canada yet.  Due to some miscommunication with the hotel I had put the entire thing on hold for a while.  An unexpected email indicated that my deposit was still valid but I needed to reserve dates by the end of the year.  So that got things rolling again.

The first thing I did following this email was to contact the PASS SQL Saturday coordinators.  This initial contact put me in touch with Scott Stauffer of www.SQLServerToolbox.com. Scott was interested in bringing SQL Saturday to Canada as well (specifically Victoria and Vancouver). We discussed some initial concepts and plans.  I then filled in the official SQL Saturday request form.

A conference call was arranged between PASS and Scott and me. We needed to discuss our plans, go over a few common "gotchas", and review the process.  Nancy is our PASS contact and she has been wonderful throughout our interactions.

Next I needed to return the SQL Saturday contract.  Nancy and Sanjeet set up our SQL Saturday website and provided our official number: 65.

Categories: SQLSaturday

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Andy Warren // Nov 17, 2010 at 7:55 AM

    Great to see one in the Vancouver area!

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